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Department General Surgery
Primary Location West Valley Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Appendectomy
  • Bile Duct Exploration
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Colectomy
  • Colonic Manometry
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Placement of CAPD Catheters
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Office Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Single-port Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Surgical Drains
  • Thyroidectomy
View all 49 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Fissures
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cellulitis
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticulosis
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Fissure
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • GI Bleeding
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernias
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Intussusception
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Moles
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Pancreatitis
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Sepsis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
View all 48 Specialties +


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About Andrew Smith, MD

Andrew C. Smith, MD, is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He practices all aspects of general surgery at Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals, with particular interest in laparoscopic surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, surgery of the breast and hernia repair.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Fairview General Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

breast surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, hernia repair, hernia repair and trauma surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, surgical treatment of diseases of the breast

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Andrew Smith, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/27/2022, Dr. Smith has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

168 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

44 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Very caring doctor and staff. Gave me peace of mind. Were very attentive to my care as a patient.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Very good doctor that has a great bedside manner & explains things very well

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr.Smith is very caring and professional and treated me like his family,very approachable and concerned about and eloquently explained care of his patient

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

*Dr. Andrew Smith is by far the best doctor I have ever had. He listens and explains thoroughly. I truly wish every doctor could learn from *Dr. Smith.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr. Smith's office staff at the Moll Center is outstanding!! I feel very fortunate to be working with them as necessary.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

I feel this survey format is inadequate to represent my evaluation of Dr. Andrew Smith. It should offer me a response rated at least a 10, better yet a 20. Not only would I recommend Dr. Smith I have recommended him to a friend who faced the same surgery I did. I am very fortunate to have met Dr. Smith and have the Highest Regard, and Respect for him and everything related to him.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

If you have read my other comments, you realize how highly I regard Dr. Andrew Smith and his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

One of my best doctors

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

All the Doctors and resident doctors were very good in explaining what is going on with my health.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

The doctor was very good at explaining what I have and what needs to be done.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Dr.Smith is kind, patient, and gives excellent care! I feel blessed to have been a patient of his!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr. Smith listened to me & took the time to explain everything to me & answered all my questions. He was very kind & I'd reccomend him to my friends.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr. Smith was very easy to talk to. This is not true of all doctors. I like being listened to and talked to in standard English instead of lots of medical terms I don't understand. I believe he understood me and I understood him.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

This was the first time I had met Dr. Drew Smith. I was extremely impressed by him and look forward to a long term relationship.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

He is the best dr ever. So happy with his professional yet warm way of treating his patients. Bless your hands Dr Smith

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

I always give him a glowing review and his staff because I feel safe with Dr Smith

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

This was a second opinion appointment. Dr. Smith was excellent and so personable. I am so happy I was able to meet and go forward with him as my surgeon.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Everyone I have dealt with in every dept. Hsd been, kin, considerate & thorough. This has been reassuring to my family & friends. Dr. Andrew Smith has been exactly the type of doctor I feel comfortable working with. He has been wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Very good experience. An amazing doctor

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Really liked Dr Smith. Informed me of what was going on and what to expect going forward. Very thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

All the staff I came in contact with in the doctors office were very nice, knowledgeable, and took the time to answer the questions I had.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Best doctor and team I have ever had.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr. Smith was excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2022

*Dr. Smith is outstanding.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

My appointment lasted until after 5PM. The scheduling person left but we were called the next morning promptly. My appointment with Dr. A. Smith has been pleasant and extremely enlightening.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr Smith and entire staff were great. They made a not so good experience feel comfortable. I never felt alone or worried. Someone was always there to talk to and answer questions.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

The friendliest and probably the most helpful doctor I have worked with at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Dr. Smith is a very caring physician. This was my fourth visit and he has always treated me with consideration and respect.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr. Smith addressed my concerns about a small lump on my back. It was very important for me to get an answer. He provided the information that I needed. In addition, he was very empathetic to a family death that had occurred very recently. His staff and he are always very professional and kind.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Dr Smith and the staff are amazing

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Excellent physician. Caring, takes the time to explain all treatment plans.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

*Dr. Andrew C. Smith is an intelligent, knowledgeable, and caring person. I fully trusted him all through the need for several, repeated surgeries.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Everybody that I came in contact with at Dr. Smith office was friendly and helpful

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Care providers were the best.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr A Smith is very good

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr. Smith excellent Dr., provided excellent explanations and surgery went well.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr. Andrew Smith is one of the finest doctors I've met..and I've met quite a few.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

I have a very favorable opinion of Dr. Smith. He was professional and respectful. He was very informative, answered all my questions and put me at ease. I would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Dr. Smith was amazing. I was initially hesitant about a male doctor, but he's very approachable, kind, and professional. I've never had this procedure done before and he made it as easy as possible. If I have to have it again, I hope I can pick Dr. Smith.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Doctor smith is an amazing doctor

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

The doctor took time to explain everything to me

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr Smith was awesome.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr Smith was awesome

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr. Andrew is awesome.

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